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What Is The Avalanche Risk In The Cariboo

The conditions, in terms of the risk of an avalanche, are pretty good right now in the Cariboo region.

In the wake of an avalanche on Cypress Mountain in North Vancouver this past weekend that stranded two men overnight, we asked Mark Bender, an Avalanche Forecaster with the Canadian Avalanche Centre in Revelstoke, about the risk in our area…

“The avalanche danger rating in the Cariboo forecast region is moderate in the alpine and low at tree line and low below tree line and that rating will carry through until the weekend.”

Bender says the wind that has accompanied the cold weather has resulted in a variable surface in the snowpack however.

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He says people shouldn’t be complacent with the current conditions and he urges people to check their website for the latest conditions.

Bender says it is a good idea to take an avalanche course so that you can interpret the information and apply it to the terrain that they are going to be travelling in.

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